Blog Party#9: Dessert? Well, Just a Bite.
I give you my word, no practical jokes in this post!
A new month, a new Blog Party.
Despite the arrival of Spring here in the US, and the desire to look fabulous in tank tops, short skirts and open-toed shoes (this is a predominantly female group), this month's party is all about miniaturizing our favorite desserts. Tiny cookies. Bite-sized brownies. No bigger than your palm tarts. If you love to order it off the dessert menu, it belongs at our party.
Take all your favorite sweets, and cut them down to size!
If you're here, you love itty-bitty foods. Why shouldn't we bring dessert along? And I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that if you eat smaller bites, it counts as less calories!
In case you're new to Blog Party, here comes the fine print:
Blog Party is a virtual cocktail party for food bloggers. It's a chance to make those little bites and fantastic drinks we all love, but never make. Blog Party is about taking time for us: setting aside some time to cook (which, clearly, we all love), to prepare appetizers we want to eat but never get around to. And best of all, it's about getting together, albeit via the Web, with like-minded friends.
On the first day of each month, I announce a theme for Blog Party. Past themes have included Tiki, Big Game Night, and Holiday.
Food bloggers who want to join in have the next few weeks to think up or find recipes to go with the theme. One of the 'rules' for Blog Party is that each guest is to 'bring' both an hors d'oeurves and a drink, in accordance with the theme.
Make the foods and cocktails/mocktails you'd love to have at your own party. Better yet? Host a real cocktail party!
Either way, make your dishes and post your entry (with pictures, preferably) to your blog. Post at any time. Send me your links by the third Thursday of the month (email address is provided below). That Saturday, I post a round-up...though we like to think of it as introducing our guests, and the amazing food they've brought along.
In addition, I also include some party tips: decorating ideas and sources, as well as themed-music selections.
By the end of the night, we've all made some friends and discovered new recipes. And frankly, had a good time without all the calories. And Best of all, you can add the new dishes to your own cocktail party repertoire!
Now, for the 'rules'.
What, in my opinion, qualifies as cocktail food:
- Finger foods: anything that can be picked up, carried around and eaten with one hand...the use of the second hand as crumb catcher is perfectly acceptable
- Dippers: vegetables, crackers, bread, chips, breadsticks and any inventive foods which are used for scooping or spreading dips and uh...spreads
- Miniature meals: by this, I mean a normal-sized dish, cut or displayed as individual servings. A quiche, cut into small enough pieces to be eaten in less than four bites would be accepted.
For the month of April, make all your favorite desserts...no matter how decadent...into bite-sized treats. And don't forget about those drinks! Who cares if we all bring chocolate martini's, anyway?
Post your dishes no later than 20 April...early is always good...and get your links to me either by posting in the comments, or by emailing me at thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. I'll post the party round-up Saturday, 22 April, and I hope to see you there!
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